Last year I signed up for Sundara‘s Season’s Yarn Collection. One of the yarns I received was a skein of Sock yarn, in Night Blossom. This yarn is a very beautiful deep, almost black purple, with flashes of reddish-pink and purple highlights peeping through.
I thought it would look good as a lacy sock – probably a legacy of my time as a goth; my love for purple and black lace remains undiminished, if somewhat less requited now than in those dark, dark days!
I found a pattern I liked, Violets Rising by Anne Hanson, which I started knitting a few days ago. However, I think the pattern needs either a totally solid yarn, or one that is lighter in colour than this one. And I think this yarn needs a pattern that stands out a bit more against the dark colours. So, I started again, this time with Cookie A.’s Hedera pattern.
The Violets Rising sock is on the left, and the Hedera one is on the right.
I think the lines of twisted rib that go down the Hedera really help to separate and delineate the lace sections, and make the whole pattern easer to read. So, I’ve frogged the first sock and am now working on two Hederas at once. I’m thinking these will be great to wear with my black yoga pants!
The Hedera socks look great. Definitely an improvement over the Violets Rising where the pattern was mostly “lost”
Beautiful yarn, looking forward to seeing more of the Hedera socks.
Nice! Agree, Hedera is a great choice for this gorgeous yarn!
I’d been wondering how your yoga training was going? The Hedera does look nice for yoga, and beyond I’m sure!
Very nice – I think Hedera is perfect for this yarn!
I like the choice of Hedera for this yarn and I loved knitting that pattern – hope you do too
The yarn is darkly beautiful, love it. I think you’ve made a great choice of pattern for it, too.
Such a beautiful, dark colourway! Those are going to be the most gorgeous Hedera(e?) when you’re finished!!!
Love that yarn, and love the idea of you as a goth! The socks are going to be great.
The hedera does seem to stand out a bit better. Beautiful socks and colors.
Those are going to be great!
I think the hedera ones are best. Its such gorgeous yarn I need to get some don’t I!
Phewah that yarn is gorgeous/ delicious! I love cooke A patterns I think hedera looks lovely. I always wear handknit socks when doing pilates- there is something very serene about lying on your back,feet in the air looking at handknitting.
Hedera’s 1×1 cast-on and ribbing are those bits of cunning detail that get me so excited about a pattern. It sure looks beautiful in that yarn!
they look fabulous- i am planning on learning how to knitt these kind of patterns
these will be just perfect for glamming up the yoga outfit!